Stephanie is a musically talented teen who plays the violin, piano, flute, guitar and Irish pennywhistle.
Her primary instrument is violin, which she has been playing for eight years. She said that at a young age, she knew that she wanted to start playing violin. She also instructs students in both violin and piano.
"I like to be able to learn lots of different instruments, and I like being able to teach kids different instruments," Stephanie said.
She played with the Merced Community Orchestra last semester, which involved traveling to Merced once a week for rehearsal.
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"It was fun because, being home-schooled, I don't get to play in a big group that often except at music camp," she said.
Perhaps Stephanie's most rewarding musical endeavor is participating at her church, Turlock Free Methodist Church. She plays one of her instruments every Sunday. Also, she plays for the offertory once every two months, and she sings once or twice a month.
"I really like playing at church, and a lot of the older people like to hear it — it makes them happy," she said. "I enjoy making other people happy when I play."
In addition to contributing musically to her church, Stephanie also helps out in a church youth program called Awana. She teaches third- through sixth-grade girls who get together for Bible lessons and games once a week.
Stephanie says that leading the girls for Awana has made her glad to be able to share her Christian beliefs with others.
With Awana, she is involved in Servant Team, a leadership group, and will get a citation award for being a member through elementary school, junior high school and high school.
In addition, Stephanie makes it a point to take part in community service projects, including volunteering for Turlock Together and playing violin at convalescent homes. She was presented a community service award through her home-schooling group for completing 100 hours of volunteer work.
Still, Stephanie maintains a 4.0 grade point average and is a member of the Eta Sigma Alpha Homeschool Academic Honor Society. Next year, she plans to go to Pensacola Christian College in Florida and major in music education.
FAMILY: Parents, Mark and Lynn Moline; siblings, David, 16, Katie, 20, and Peter, 22
HOBBIES: Music is a big one.
BIGGEST INFLUENCE: My parents because they're good Christian role models
LAST BOOK I READ FOR PLEASURE: The last book I read was a Christian fiction book called "Dragonsteol."
FAVORITE MOVIE: I watch a lot of movies. I like watching old movies.
FAVORITE MUSIC: Bill Keaggy
BIGGEST FEAR: Either having to talk to someone I don't know or black widows
WHAT I'D TELL THE PRESIDENT: I'd tell him that I pray for him.
ADVICE FOR KIDS: Obey your parents.
ADVICE FOR ADULTS: Raise your kids well and don't let them be in charge of you.
WHERE I'LL BE IN 10 YEARS: Teaching private music lessons.